A three-member team had rushed to the spot and conducted the probe in the presence of Choudwar SDPO Samir Padhiary.
As part of the preventive measures against COVID-19, collection counters of the CESU in Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Angul and municipal jurisdiction of Puri will remain closed till March
Of the massive arrears of Rs 1,971 crore till the second week of December 2019, over Rs 1,023 crore was pending against domestic consumers who constitute 92 per cent of total defaulters.
Estimating its transmission and distribution loss at 24.49 pc for the ensuing fiscal, Cesu said the net sale of power to the consumer will be about 7211.45 MU.
Teams have been formed at sub-division and division level to resolve all the bill disputes and consumer grievance cases received during this period in next 10 days.
The power distribution company (discom) has collected a whopping Rs 14.91 crore arrears from defaulting consumers in three days of the drive.
It has received complaints from 3,971 consumers on bill revision and 2,346 of them have availed instalment facilities for clearing their arrears.
The power distribution company has identified consumers who did not make payments despite several notices in 11,397 villages to disconnect their power connections.
The members pointed out that funds to the tune of around `2,000 crore including `750 crore under ODSP and `300 crore under DDGJY has been invested by both the State and Centre in CESU.
Till date, the Executive Engineer of CESU, Paradip has not yet completed the work. Even, utilisation certificate of the funds allotted has not been submitted by the discom.
When Mishra informed Naik that he had brought the bribe money, the latter asked him to hand over the amount to one Narendra Biswal who owns a tea stall outside the CESU office.